August 16, 2018

Sample Preparation for XRD Analysis

X-ray Diffraction XRD (X-ray diffraction) is an X-ray based method to characterise primarily crystalline material. This method is already established for more than 50 years in ...
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August 15, 2018

TOP XRF Educational Resources

XRF or X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometry is an elegant chemical analysis technique used frequently in many industries for quality control of materials and R&D.  Despite its ...
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August 15, 2018

Bulk commodity sampling

Increasingly, mineral producers are relying on sound sampling practices to optimise the quality of their output, meet buyer demand, and maximise profitability. FLSmidth is a ...
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August 15, 2018

Opportunities for improved accuracy of XRD measurements in the cement industry

During the past 10 years XRD (X-ray diffraction) gained greater acceptance for industrial applications, particularly for the cement industry. One of the major drivers is the ...
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August 15, 2018

How to combat contamination

One of the key challenges to good XRF sample preparation is contamination. Contamination comes from two main sources: the sample preparation device and sample to sample cross ...
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August 15, 2018

Automated sample preparation for the XRF analysis of potash

In previous Blog posts I have discussed the importance of high quality sample preparation for XRF analysis. In this post I would like to highlight a specific example of the ...
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August 15, 2018

The 5 most common ways to prepare samples for XRF analysis

Sample Preparation for XRF Analysis XRF (X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry) is a comparative chemical analysis technique that is capable of analysing a wide range of materials in ...
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August 15, 2018

Reflecting on 34 years of engineering sampling solutions

Reflecting on 34 years of engineering sampling solutions
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August 29, 2017

Improvement of the Accuracy of XRD Analysis by Reduction of Preferred Orientation using Advanced Sample Preparation

The role of full phase analysis in the mining industry has grown in past 10 to 15 years as a result of significant improvements in XRD instrumentation and corresponding ...
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August 11, 2015

Top 5 Things to Consider when Making Pressed Pellets for XRF Analysis

One of the most common methods of preparing samples for XRF analysis is by making pressed pellets.  This process is particularly popular as it produces high quality results, is ...
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